DEATH PREFERS BLONDES by Caleb Roehrig

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Margo started pulling heists because she was bored.  She certainly didn’t need the money, being the heir to the Manning fortune; in fact, the tabloid accounts of “Mad Margo,” the wild party girl, provide a useful cover for her real illegal activities.  The four acrobatic drag queens who form the rest of her team all definitely need the money, though, and when a job that could be worth millions falls into their laps, it is impossible to pass up, even though it involves breaking into the highly fortified mansion of a Russian mobster.  Unfortunately, although they pull off the heist unscathed, Margo underestimated the danger she has gotten them all into.  And when things at her father’s company take a dark turn, Margo suddenly finds herself in over her head with hitmen chasing her around the globe.  The only people she knows she can trust are her team, but she may need to take a chance on a young accountant who is quickly becoming more than just a friend.

The premise is gimmicky and the plot absurd, but it sure is a fun ride!  There is a weird balance of far-fetched action plot and intense, realistic character development, which made for strange pacing.  But once I got into it, I had trouble putting it down.  I’d recommend this novel to teen thriller fans.

If you liked Death Prefers Blondes, you might like Kristen Orlando or Ally Carter.

 

 

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